Review: Echo Valley by JC Matheson

I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review. Echo Valley by JC Matheson Opening sentence: “‘Oh my God, I look like shit,’ announced Stacey in her loud northern accent, loud enough to turn a few heads of the other passengers sharing the same train carriage.” Let’s take a trip to Echo Valley. […]

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Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Opening sentence: “My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood.” I’m so pleased I finally got round to reading Shirley Jackson. I knew this book was going to be a creepy tale, but what I loved so much about it was the subtle way the suspense built […]

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Review: Frozen Charlotte

Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell Opening sentence: “The girls were playing with the Frozen Charlotte dolls again.” Although dubious about this book at the beginning – mainly due to the plot device of using a Ouija-board app (yes, app) to invoke the ghost that the whole plot hinges on – I ended up actually rather […]

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Review: Slade House

Slade House by David Mitchell Opening sentence: ‘Whatever Mum’s saying’s drowned out by the grimy roar of the bus pulling away, revealing a pub called The Fox and Hounds.’ I cannot emphasise enough how much I enjoyed this creepy, thought-provoking book. To start with, I loved the structure. The story is told by 5 narrators […]

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